Americans say they want stricter abortion laws

Friday, February 13, 2015
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Charlie Butts (OneNewsNow.com)

A bill to ban abortions after 20 weeks into a pregnancy could receive a boost if a poll done by Gallup is any indication of Americans’ willingness to support it.

While Americans favor keeping abortion legal to one extent or another, they don't want it legal in all circumstances. Mallory Quigley of Susan B. Anthony List reveals results of the Gallup poll released this week.

Quigley, Mallory (SBA List)“Americans are frustrated and they are dissatisfied with the nation's abortion policies,” she tells OneNewsNow. “And those who are dissatisfied, on a ratio of 2-1, would like to see laws become stricter rather than less strict.”

So, based on those results, Susan B. Anthony List suggests, "Americans are tired of the abortion on demand agenda that has been led by President Obama and mainstream pro-abortion Democrats, and are ready for a change."

The pro-life group suggests one bill those Americans would support is the Pain Capable Unborn Child Protection Act, which would make abortions illegal at 20 weeks or later.

“This is legislation that is supported by the majority of Americans, including majorities of women, young people, and Independents,” Quigley says. “Even Democrats are just about evenly split on the issue of whether we should protect babies at a late stage in pregnancy when they can feel pain.”

Thirteen states have passed bills banning abortions after 20 weeks, and there is movement in that direction in other states as well. But SBA List contends a federal law would prevent the termination of the lives of 18,000 babies per year nationwide.

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